New stuff

Artist:Title:Label:
James Blake (U.K. electronic musician-singer)“Overgrown” (producers: Blake, Brian Eno; first single: “Retrograde”; Hear here; Read here; See here)(Republic)
Bored Nothing“Bored Nothing” (Hear here; MP3)(Cooperative Music)
Breakbot (French producer/DJ and multi-instrumentalist)“By Your Side” (guests: Irfane, Ruckazoid, Bjorn Synneby; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Ed Banger / Because / Sire)
Broadheds (L.A. art-punk band)“Broadheds” (Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Dangerbird)
Jaimeo Brown (jazz drummer)“Transcendence” (producer: Chris Sholar; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Motema Music)
Jake Bugg (Nottingham singer-songwriter)“Jake Bugg” (released in the U.K. in October 2012; producers: Iain Archer, Mike Crossey, Matt Prime, Crispin Hunt, Jason Hart; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Mercury)
Cheech & Chong“Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie! Musical Soundtrack Album [MP3]” (movie directed by Branden Chambers and Eric D. Chambers comes out on DVD/Blu-ray on April 23; See here; Blu-ray; DVD)(Ode Sounds & Visuals)
Eric Church“Caught in the Act: Live” (Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Capitol Nashville)
Clementine and The Galaxy (NYC-based electro-pop duo)“Clementine and The Galaxy [MP3]” (six-song EP; Hear here)(Clementine and The Galaxy)
Neil Davidge and Kazuma Jinnouchi“Halo 4: Original Soundtrack, Vol. 2 [MP3]”(7Hz Productions, Ltd.)
Dawes“Stories Don’t End” (producer: Jacquire King; first single: “From a Window Seat”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(HUB)
Deadstring Brothers (alt-country band)“Cannery Row” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Bloodshot)
Deap Vally (L.A. hard rock band)“Get Deap [EP]” (producer: Lars Stalfors; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Cherrytree / Communion / Interscope)
Device (led by Disturbed’s David Draiman)“Device” (producer: Geno Lenardo; guests: Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Geezer Butler, Glenn Hughes, M. Shadows, Lizzy Hale from Halestorm; first single: “Vilify”; Hear here)(Warner)
Drowning Pool“Resilience” (first single: “One Finger and a Fist”; Deluxe edition; MP3)(Eleven Seven Music)
Alexander Fairchild (Brooklyn singer-songwriter)“Where Do You Go [MP3]” (three-song EP; Hear here; See here)(TPC Music)
Keaton Henson (British singer)“Birthdays” (producer: Joe Chiccarelli; first single: “Sweetheart, What Have You Done to Us”; Hear here; LP + CD; MP3)(ANTI- / Epitaph)
The House of Love“She Paints Words in Red” (their first album since 2005; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Cherry Red)
Boney James“The Beat” (guests: Raheem DeVaughn, The Floacist, Rick Braun; Hear here; MP3)(Concord)
The Knife (Swedish brother-sister duo)“Shaking the Habitual” (Hear here; Read here; CD/DVD; Vinyl; MP3)(Brille / Mute)
Lovelorn Dolls (Brussels-based goth metal act)“The House of Wonders” (includes a cover of Depeche Mode’s “In Your Room”; producer: Victor Love; Hear here; MP3)(Alfa Matrix)
Mt. Wolf (London-based ambient electro-pop group)“Hypolight [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here; See here)(Two Sisters, April 8)
Must Die! (21-year-old, Atlanta-based producer)“Caffeine [MP3]” (six-song EP; Hear here)(Firepower)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark“English Electric” (Hear here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition; MP3)(Bright Antenna)
Brad Paisley“Wheelhouse” (Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3)(Arista Nashville)
Palenke Soultribe (Afro-Colombian electronic music pioneers)“Mar [MP3]” (first single: “Move It”; Hear here)(Soultribe)
Paramore“Paramore” (producer: Justin Meldal-Johnsen; first single: “Now”; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Fueled By Ramen)
Plain White T’s“Should’ve Gone to Bed [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here)(Hollywood)
The Proclaimers“Like Comedy” (released in Europe in 2012; Hear here; MP3)(429)
Pyyramids (led by Tim Nordwind of OK Go and Drea Smith of He Say/She Say)“Brightest Darkest Day [MP3]” (Hear here)(Paracadute)
Molly Ringwald“Except Sometimes” (covers of jazz standards, plus the Simple Minds’ “Don’t Forget [About Me]”; producer: Peter Smith; Hear here; MP3)(Concord)
Rival Schools (New York post-hardcore band)“Found [MP3]” (Hear here)(United By Fate)
The Duke Robillard Band“Independently Blue” (Hear here; Hear here; MP3)(Stony Plain)
Todd Rundgren“State” (his 24th solo album; Hear here; MP3)(Esoteric Antenna / Cherry Red)
Silverline (Christian rock group from Minnesota)“Lights Out” (first single: “Lights Out”; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Dream / EMI)
Smoke Fairies“Blood Speaks” (producer: Head; Hear here; See here)(Year Seven)
Stone Sour“House of Gold & Bones Pt. 2” (producer: David Bottrill; first single: “Do Me a Favor”; Hear here; MP3)(Roadrunner)
Super Lonely (solo project of The Albertans lead singer-guitarist Joel Bravo)“Attachments [MP3]” (first single: “Super Lonely”; Hear here)(Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
Team Spirit (Brooklyn indie band)“Team Spirit [MP3]” (five-song EP; producers: Team Spirit; Hear here; Vinyl)(Vice Music)
Twin Tigers“Death Wish” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Old Flame)
Tyga“Hotel California” (producers: David D.A. Doman, DJ Mustard, Mike WiLL Made It, T-Minus, Rico Love; guests: Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3)(Young Money / Ca$h Money / Universal Republic)
Various artists“Nettwerk Spring Music Sampler 2013 [MP3]” (12 songs; Hear/read here)(Nettwerk)
Kurt Vile (a founding member of indie rock band The War on Drugs)“Wakin On a Pretty Daze” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Matador)
Villagers (Irish indie folk band)“{Awayland}” (Hear here; See here; MP3)(Domino)
Volbeat“Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies” (producers: Rob Caggiano, Jacob Hansen; Caggiano, former Anthrax and The Damned Things guitarist, has officially joined the band; Hear here; MP3)(Vertigo / Republic)
Blake Whyte (“Mamma Mia!” cast member and “Wicked” alum)“More Like Myself [MP3]” (Hear here)(Blake Whyte, April 7)
Josh Wilson (contemporary Christian musician)“Carry Me” (producer: Matt Bronlewee; first single: “Carry Me”; Hear here; MP3)(Sparrow)
Young Man“Beyond Was All Around Me” (producer: Nicolas Vernhes; Hear here; MP3)(Frenchkiss)

Reissues

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Paul Anka“Duets” (past vocal collaborations with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Patti LaBelle, etc., plus two new recordings, with Michael Bublé and Leon Russell; MP3; see related book below)(Legacy)
The Avett Brothers“Live, Volume 3” (16 tracks; MP3; DVD)(American Recordings)
Chuck Berry“From St. Louie to Frisco [MP3]” (1968 album)(Mercury / UMe)
The Dickey Betts Band“Pattern Disruptive” (1989 album)(Floating World)
James Brown“Reality [MP3]” (1974 album)(Universal / UMe)
Peabo Bryson“Ballads”(Geffen / UMe)
Buffalo Springfield“Buffalo Springfield [MP3]” (2001 box set; 88 songs)(Rhino / Atlantic)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band“The Original Lost Elektra Sessions” (1964 recordings), “The Paul Butterfield Blues Band/Live, Vol. 2” (1971 album, with eight bonus tracks)(Elektra / Rhino)
Commodores“Midnight Magic [MP3]” (1979 album; includes “Sail On” and “Still”)(Motown / UMe)
Colin England“Out of Control [MP3]” (1993 album)(Motown / UMe)
Marvin Gaye“Ballads”(Motown / UMe)
Johnny Gill“Ballads”(Motown / UMe)
Vince Gill“Ballads”(MCA Nashville / UMe)
Tubby Hayes“The Complete Tempo Recordings 1955-59” (six CDs, 86 songs; Read here)(Acrobat)
Julio Iglesias“1 – Greatest Hits” (two CDs, 37 tracks; Deluxe edition; MP3)(Columbia / Legacy)
Infectious Garage Disease“Infectious Garage Disease” (1988 album, first time on CD; remastered, with 22 bonus tracks; See here; MP3)(Negative Reaction / MVD)
Freddie Jackson“Ballads”(Motown / UMe)
The Jayhawks“Music From the North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology” (two CDs, 40 tracks; MP3)(American Recordings)
Quincy Jones“Roots: The Saga of an American Family [MP3]” (1977 TV soundtrack album)(A&M / UMe)
K-Ci & Jojo“Ballads”(Geffen / UMe)
Kool & The Gang“Ballads”(Mercury / UMe)
Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions“Ballads”(Geffen / UMe)
Meat Loaf“Bat Out of Hell: Special Edition” (1977 album; remastered, with bonus tracks, a live version of the album and the accompanying “Hits Out of Hell” DVD)(U.K. – Sony, April 8)
Morrissey“The Last of the Famous International Playboys” (1989 single; remastered), “Kill Uncle” (1991 album; remastered)(U.K. – EMI, April 8)
New Edition“Ballads”(Geffen / UMe)
The O’Jays“Ballads”(Geffen / UMe)
Quicksilver Messenger Service“Live At The Fillmore June 7, 1968” (two CDs, 12 songs; MP3)(Cleopatra)
The Michael Schenker Group“The Chrysalis Years (1980-1984) [MP3],” “Walk the Stage: The Highlights [MP3]” (live recordings from 1980-82)(Chrysalis / EMI)
Frank Sinatra“The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 1 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 22 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 2 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 22 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 3 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 25 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 4 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 24 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 5 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 23 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 6 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 24 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 7 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 22 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 8 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 23 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 9 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 24 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 10 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 24 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 11 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 27 songs, “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 12 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 26 songs)(Columbia / Legacy)
Donna Summer“ICON”(Hip-O / UMe)
The Temptations“Sky’s the Limit [MP3]” (1971 album; includes “Just My Imagination [Running Away With Me]”), “Reunion [MP3]” (1982 album)(Motown / UMe)
U.K. Subs“Punk Essentials [CD/DVD]” (28-track best-of, with a DVD containing a 1979 documentary directed by Julien Temple; Read here)(Cleopatra)
Various artists“Halfway to Paradise: The Epic Records Story” (three CDs, 60 songs)(One Day, April 8)
Sarah Vaughan“Divine: Jazz Albums 1954-1958 [Box set]” (four CDs, 72 songs; MP3)(Verve)
Barry White“Ballads”(Mercury / UMe)
Stevie Wonder“With a Song in My Heart [MP3]” (1963 album)(Motown / UMe)
Trisha Yearwood“Ballads”(MCA Nashville / UMe)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist:Title:Label:
Josh Duhamel (narrator)“Planet Ocean [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray)(Universal)
Grateful Dead“Downhill From Here [DVD],” “Truckin’ Up to Buffalo [DVD]”(Shout! Factory)
Bill Murray“Hyde Park on Hudson [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray)(Universal)
Stevie Nicks“Through the Looking Glass [DVD]” (documentary film)(Pride)
Willie and The Poor Boys“Willie and The Poor Boys [DVD]” (1985 film; See here)(Studio T)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher:
Howie Abrams, Sacha Jenkins“The Merciless Book of Metal Lists [Paperback]”(Abrams Image)
Paul Anka“My Way: An Autobiography [Hardcover]” (co-author: David Dalton; Kindle)(St. Martin’s Press)
The Doors“The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years [Paperback]” (author: Greil Marcus; Kindle)(PublicAffairs)

Next week: April 16